A Listening Ear – A Look Back at the Dialogue from Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II cutscenes and Light Side Ending https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2DcbB2vZcc As has been said many times, this author is not much of a video gamer. Given how much time she must spend living, writing, reading, and handling the odd challenge, this is no surprise. There are only so many hours in a … Continue reading A Listening Ear – A Look Back at the Dialogue from Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

On the Subject of Prequels: The Bad, the Good, and the Better

Over at Amatopia, Alexander Hellene published this post on a dreaded – and occasionally dreadful – aspect of modern fiction. This is the “prequel,” the story that takes place before the original tale audiences have already come to love. In his article Alex asked whether or not a prequel can do more than take the … Continue reading On the Subject of Prequels: The Bad, the Good, and the Better

A Valuable Study of the Story in Final Fantasy XV

Last year, in “The Importance of Brotherhood in Fiction,” this author referenced an article on SuperversiveSF that discussed Final Fantasy XV, the then-latest release in Square Enix’s game series. Not being much of a video gamer, she knew little about the series or the story and had no interest in pursuing either at the time. … Continue reading A Valuable Study of the Story in Final Fantasy XV

Reposted: Here’s What Happened When I Started Treating Writing Like a Game

I am still on a posting hiatus, readers. Please enjoy Meg Dowell's article. Hopefully it will help you as much as it has helped me! Here’s What Happened When I Started Treating Writing Like a Game I am a completionist. Checklists are pretty much the only way I harness motivation to get things done. If going … Continue reading Reposted: Here’s What Happened When I Started Treating Writing Like a Game